A.D. 1061 x 1065. Writ of King Edward declaring that Alfred has sold to Bishop Giso his land at Litton, Somerset. English and Latin versions




1. Wells, DC., Liber Albus I, ff. 2-64, f. 14r-v (s. xiii med.; both versions)


Hickes, Inst. Gramm., pp. 136, 160; K, 839; Mon. Angl. (rev. edn), ii. 286 (no. 3); Pierquin, Recueil, pt 6, no. 47


Douglas and Greenaway, EHD II, no. 31 (p. 460)

Printed and Translated:

Harmer, Writs, no. 69 (pp. 282-3)


Harmer, Writs, pp. 274, 489-90, authentic; Finberg, ECW, no. 540, authentic; Crosby 1994, pp. 48-50, on background; Keynes 1997, pp. 239, 256, on background.

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    • Edward king gret Harold erl 7 Touid minne schyrerefen 7 alle mine ˇeynes inne Sumersæten frendliche. And ich keˇe eu ˇat Ælfred hauet yseld Gise bissop his land æt Hlytton sacleas and clane toforan me siluen æt Peddredan on mine iwetnesse 7 on Eadithe mine ibedden 7 on Haroldes ærles 7 on manegra oˇra manna ˇe mid me ˇar waren. Nu wil ich ˇat se bissop beo ˇas londes worthe into his bissopriche ˇe he under honde hauet and alch ˇare ˇinge ˇæs ˇe ˇær to mid richte gebyra∂ mid saca 7 mid socna swo ful 7 so furth/ swo hit ænige bissoppe formest on honde stod on ællen ˇingan. And gyf ˇar sy anni ˇing out gedon ˇas ˇe ˇar into hyr∂ ich beode ˇat man hit lete in ongean comen ˇæt non oˇer ne sy.